Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement - Updated 12 May

Over the last few weeks we have been working hard to figure out how we can adapt our processes so that we can get back to moving people whilst still keeping everyone safe.

We are now at the stage of being able to gradually bring back our staff to conduct moves, with stringent cleaning, social distancing and safety measures in place to protect our staff and our customers.

For any assistance with moving or storage please get in touch for a quote

Many people often refer to moving homes as ‘an absolute nightmare’. The thought of going through the whole house removals process can be overwhelming to some and may even be what stops you from moving in the first place.

There’s an old adage, which states, “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going”. And we at Harrison & Rowley couldn’t agree more. And when it comes to the whole house removals process, shortcuts should definitely not be taken – because the most essential things can be forgotten!

We have compiled a list of top 7 things people often forget and overlook when going through the house removals process. This list should make it easier for you to remember the essentials when it comes to moving day!


It’s wise to get a final reading of your meters on the day of your move. This can avoid any charges placed on you incorrectly in the future. Take a picture on your phone for the Gas, Electricity and Water meters. And let the relevant outlets know ahead of time that you are moving home.


We often find that people re-use old cardboard boxes as a method of moving and storing goods. Whilst this may not be detrimental, it is always advised that you have strong and stern boxes that will carry the load of heavier items such as books. The last thing you need on moving day are boxes ripping apart. Take a look at our essential removals products page to see our range of boxes and other products to help you with your move.


Often when people are packing up the essentials of the household, they forget to pack an essentials kit to get you through the night before you move, and on moving day itself. We always recommend packing an overnight bag with some of your essentials to get you through the night before moving day.


Moving day can be a stressful experience for adults. But it can also be the same and even more so for kids and pets. It’s always wise to make arrangements for any kids and pets to be looked after on moving day, giving you the opportunity to proceed with getting things in the new house moved in.


One of the most common things people overlook is updating your new address with authorities such as DVLA, TV Licensing, Banks/Building Societies, Local Councils and many other memberships you may have. Failure to update your new address with some of these authorities could lead to a fine. We have picked out the most important ones below:


TV Licensing –

Inland Revenue –


Hiring a specialist House Removals Company will take a huge responsibility off your shoulders on moving day. And may not be as costly as you may think. Here at Harrison and Rowley, we have been providing removals services for over 90 years and over the years we have seen many families settle into their home quicker as a result of our continued efforts. Our team of experts will project manage your move strategically, so all you have to do is sit back and relax and let us to the heavy lifting!

For more information about how Harrison & Rowley removals experts in Bedford and regions can help with your house removal process, call us now on 01480 225830.

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